SNHR briefed the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary disappearances, of the case of the college student “Hazem Hariri” from al Maydan neighborhood in Aleppo city, a college student at faculty of law in Aleppo University, born in 1992 and asked to request of the Syrian authorities to release him as he was arrested arbitrarily on April 24, 2013, in a raid on his residence in Masaken Barza neighborhood in Damascus city, by armed members affiliated to political security branch of Syrian regime. The members took him to political security branch in Damascus city. He was seen in September 2013, through a video broadcasted by al Ekhbariya al Soriya channel, a channel affiliated to Syrian regime. The video showing an interview with the college student Hazem Hariri admitting his relation to al Nusra Front and sharing in military operations, training and planting explosive devices in Aleppo city. Since then, he was not seen at any prison or security branch and his fate remains unknown for the Syrian Network for Human Rights as well as his family.
Syrian authorities deny enforcing the citizen Hazem Hariri to disappear, SNHR were unable to determine his fate until now, as is his family, and they are afraid of detention and torture in the event of repeating questions about him, as happened with many similar cases.
SNHR demanded the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearance to intervene with the Syrian authorities for his immediate release, and the release of thousands of cases of enforced disappearances and the need to determine their fate.